Covid-2019: Ukrainian charter flight to get Ukrainians, Argentinians out of China

Source : 112 Ukraine

The aircraft is supposed to depart on February 18 and land in Kyiv on the next day
14:18, 17 February 2020

South China Morning Post

Ukrainian passenger aircraft will take Ukrainian and Argentinian citizens aboard on February 18; it is supposed to deliver them from China's Hubei province, the epicentre of coronavirus to Kyiv on the day after that. The press office of Argentinian Foreign Ministry reported that on February 17.

The government of Ukraine informed our embassy in Kyiv about the readiness to provide a place on an aircraft for Argentinian citizens who stay in Wuhan; this country prepared a flight that is to depart on February 18 and plans to return to Kyiv on the next day", reads the message.

The Argentinian side already began to prepare documents for its citizens who stay in China and wish to leave the country. 

Previously, Ukraine's Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk claimed that Ukrainians who are supposed to be evacuated from Wuhan on February 18 will be held under the 14 days-long quarantine.

Related: Further development of coronavirus epidemy cannot be predicted, - WHO

As we reported earlier, the Chinese coronavirus claimed another 100 lives in Hubei province; this made the worldwide number of fatalities as big as 1,770, CNN reports.

Most of the lethal cases have been reported in mainland China. Over 1900 new cases of infection were observed on Sunday; the overall number of reported cases in Hubei reached 58,182.

The global count currently shows more than 71,200 of contamination with coronavirus; most of these, again, are observed in China. The country's National Committee for Healthcare will publish the data regarding all provinces in the country.

Related: 1,770 people succumb to coronavirus worldwide

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